Shakti Gauchan, who has snapped eight wickets from two T20Is, has 32 wickets overall in all T20s. @ ICC
Shakti Gauchan, who has snapped eight wickets from two T20Is, has 32 wickets overall in all T20s. @ ICC

Nepal left-arm spinner Shakti Gauchan has bid adieu to the game after playing his last match in the Everest Premier League (EPL) on December 15. Gauchan, who has snapped eight wickets from two T20Is, and has 32 wickets overall in all T20s in addition, had already called time on his international career in July this year and the EPL when he played for Pokhara Rhinos, his last competitive match.

After the match on Saturday, the 34-year-old Gauchan was given a lap of honour around the Tribhuvan University grounds – the venue of his last match.

“I think this guard of honour and love from the spectators is the result of my honest contribution to the country and loyalty to the game,” Gauchan, who made his debut in 2002, was quoted as saying by the ICC.

“The emotions in the ground (while receiving the guard of honour and cheers from the crowd) was something which I cannot express in words. This moment is unforgettable for any player and it will etch in my memories for lifetime.”